Sometimes, when I find myself with a little extra time on my hands, I like to play dress-up. You know, ala the music montage in The Sweetest Thing. Don’t judge! Anyway, I have a red gingham button down that I don’t wear all that often. Part of the problem is that I tend to feel like a walking picnic blanket when I do wear it. But, with the help of some other style bloggers and Pinterest, I had a few ideas that I wanted to test run. Here are a few of the ways that I tried incorporating my red gingham button down into outfits:
First, I paired it with my blue blazer and skinny jeans. I liked this outfit. Next, I swapped out the blue blazer for the blue cardigan. Essentially the same outfit, but I added the red sparkly belt for some waist definition and nude heels to make it slightly more dressy. I liked this outfit, too, but I also wanted to try and find a color combination besides red, white, and blue.
I kept the same base, but changed the topper. I put on a cream colored sweater and let the collar, sleeves, and bottom of the button up peek out. I added the brown belt for some waist definition and to hold down all the layers! I completed the look with my brown boots. I love the way the brown boots and belt match perfectly, but the button down is a little big and tended to bunch and gather in some odd ways. But, let’s be honest- I would totally wear this outfit. Lastly, I exchanged the belt for my long gold necklace. The outfit looked okay, but I think it really needs that waist definition from the belt.
What do you think? Is there one that you like more than the others? Drop me a line and let me know. What items do you have in your closet that are difficult to wear?